8A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • March 25, 2015 Polk County Living COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK Easter candy sale underway in Dallas Restoring History West Valley Hospital Vol- unteers are conducting a Sees’ Easter Candies sale now through April 3. The volunteers will have a sales table located inside the front lobby of the hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dal- las, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One-pound boxes and smaller, as well as colorful boxes for children, are available. Proceeds from the sale benefit the West Valley Hos- pital Volunteers’ scholarship fund. For more information or to arrange for a purchase outside of sale hours: 503- 623-7323. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Extension offering classes for youths Registration is still being accepted for two Polk Coun- ty OSU Extension Service youth classes scheduled dur- ing the remainder of spring break at the Polk County Ex- tension office, 289 E. Ellen- dale Ave., Suite 301, Dallas. • “Leaves, Bugs and Crawly Things — Focus on Forestry” will be held Thurs- day from 9 to 11 a.m. It is for youths in grades K-12. There is no cost for 4-H members; non-4-H members pay $2. Preregistration is due by Wednesday (today). • “Leaves, Bugs and Crawly Things — Focus on Entomology and Geology” will be held Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. It is for youths in grades K-12. There is no cost to attend. Preregistration is due by Thursday. To register for a class or for more details: 503-623- 8395. Doll show, sale set for Saturday The Wagon Wheel Doller’s Doll Club is hosting its 33rd annual spring doll show and sale Saturday at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Admission to the show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is $4. Early bird presale admission, which runs from 9 to 10 a.m., is $6. Children 10 and under are admitted free. The event will feature dolls of all kinds, as well as bears, miniatures and relat- JOLENE GUZMAN/Itemizer-Observer Lloyd Collins repairs a headstone in a pioneer cemetery south of Monmouth. He was the lone member of the Polk County Cemetery Savers volunteer group working Sat- urday morning on cleaning and restoring headstones and cataloguing burials in Chamberlin Cemetery. This is the sixth cemetery the group has worked on since be- ginning with Hart Riggs Cemetery between Falls City and Dallas in 2012. ed items. Doll stringing is available. Sales tables are available for $32 each. Proceeds bene- fit local community groups and charities. For more information: Ar- leta, 503-581-1206. Medical missionary will speak in Dallas Medical missionary Dr. Deborah Eisenhut will share about her work among Ebola patients in Liberia during a presentation Sunday at Grace Baptist Church in Dallas. Eisenhut’s talk is sched- uled at 11 a.m. at the church, 1855 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. Eisenhut was trained at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and did her surgical residency in San Antonio. She practiced general surgery in Salem from 1986-2007. She then served as a medical mission- ary in Pakistan until 2011. In 2012, she joined SIM (Serv- ing in Mission) and arrived in Liberia in April 2013, but was evacuated to the U.S. in August 2014. She will be re- turning to Liberia in April. For more information: Pastor Russ Hilsinger, 503- 623-4858. Casino set to host wine and spirits fair Spirit Mountain Casino will host its annual Spring Wine and Spirits Fair on Sunday. Admission to the event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. in the Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde, is free. The event is scheduled to feature more than 20 of Ore- gon’s finest wineries, distill- eries and craft breweries, as well as several locally ac- claimed chefs. Complimen- tary samples will be avail- able for attendees. For more information: 503-879-2350; www.spirit- mountain.com. Parenting class offered at KVCS A 10-week class on posi- tive parenting is being of- fered beginning Monday in Kings Valley. “Make Parenting a Pleas- ure” is designed for families who are dealing with the daily stresses of parenting children up to 12 years old. The group focuses on posi- tive parenting, managing stress and enjoying your child. The class meets every Monday except on May 25 beginning March 30 and continuing through June 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kings Valley Charter School, 38840 Kings Valley Highway. A dinner is served at 5 p.m. Child care is available. To register or for more in- formation: Megan, Strength- ening Rural Families, 541- 929-2535; email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Book sale benefit planned Monday West Valley Hospital Vol- unteers will conduct another “Books Are Fun” fundraiser on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place in the conference room lo- cated immediately inside the front door of West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. An assortment of books and gifts will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the West Valley Hospital Vol- unteer Scholarship Fund for Polk County high school seniors. For more information: 503-623-7323. LIBRARY CALENDAR DALLAS 950 Main St. 503-623-2633 www.ci.dallas.or.us/library • Wednesday, March 25, noon — Book Bingo for kids • Thursday, March 26, 11:15 a.m. — Sto- rytime • Thursday, March 26, 2 p.m. — Pirate Crafts for kids • Saturday, March 28, 3:30 p.m. — Chil- dren’s Movie • Tuesday, March 31, 11:15 a.m. — Sto- rytime • Tuesday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. — Story- time — INDEPENDENCE 175 Monmouth St. 503-838-1811 www.ci.independence.or.us/library • Wednesday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. — Family Storytime • Wednesday, March 25, 3 p.m. — Mini greenhouses and planters • Thursday, March 26, 4:30 p.m. — Be- ginning Chess Lessons • Thursday, March 26, 4:30 p.m. — Chess Club for Kids (grades 1 and above) • Friday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. — Family Movie Night • Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. — Family Storytime • Wednesday, April 1, 1 p.m. — Scrab- ble With Betty • Thursday, April 2, 4:30 p.m. — Chess Club for Kids (grades 1 and above) — MONMOUTH 168 S. Ecols St. Matinees are all shows before 6pm. New pricing for matinees are: Adult $7.25 Children $6.75 • Senior $7.00 Pricing does not reflect 3D showings. 503-751-0182 www.ci.monmouth.or.us/library • Wednesday, March 25, 2 p.m. — Patri- cia Gallagher Picture Book Award Pro- gram • Thursday, March 26, 10 a.m. — Little Builders Club (babies to preschoolers) • Thursday, March 26, 2 p.m. — Spring Break Movie • Friday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. — Red Hen and Fox Puppet Show • Tuesday, March 31, 10:15 a.m. — Fam- ily Storytime — WAGNER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 111 N. Main St., Falls City 503-787-3521, ext. 319 www.wagner.plinkit.org • Contact library for upcoming special events and programs Sudoku Solution To submit your items to the Community Calendar, email the Itemizer-Observer newsroom at email@example.com, send via fax to 503-623-2395, or deliver them in person to 147 SE Court St., Dallas. All events should be submitted two weeks in advance of the date of the event. — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 • Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank — 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541- 404-6517. • Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank — 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634. • Yoga in the Hopyard — 6 p.m., Rogue Farms Micro Hop- yard, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. Offered on the last Wednesday of every month. Free; bring your own yoga mat. 503-838-9813. THURSDAY, MARCH 26 • Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club — Noon, First Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Weekly program and luncheon; visitors welcome. 503-838-4884. • “Mom and Me” Breastfeeding Support Group — 1 to 2:30 p.m., West Valley Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through Emergency Department on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. 503-623-7323. • James2 Community Kitchen Meal — 4:30 to 6 p.m., Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429. • Dallas Area Seniors Community Music Jam — 6:30 p.m., Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Theme: “Spring has Sprung.” Area musicians, singers and music lovers of all ages welcome. Free; attendees are asked to bring a snack to share at intermission. 503-507-5240. FRIDAY, MARCH 27 • Altered Attitudes Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon, Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. 503- 399-0599. • Arc of Polk County Dance and Karaoke Night — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. For adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admis- sion: $3 (staffers and providers admitted free). Snacks available for purchase. 503-949-5552. • Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session — 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809. SATURDAY, MARCH 28 • Polk Community Free Clinic — 7 to 11 a.m., Trinity Luther- an Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Free medical and men- tal health care for uninsured and underinsured. Held on the first and fourth Saturday of the month. 503-990-8772. • Wagon Wheel Doller’s Spring Doll Show and Sale — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway, Rickreall. Admission: $4; children 10 and under are admitted free. 503-581-1206. • American Red Cross Blood Drive — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Burgerville, 615 E. Main St., Monmouth. Donation appoint- ments recommended. 1-800-733-2767. SUNDAY, MARCH 29 • Spirit Mountain Spring Wine & Spirits Fair — Noon to 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center, 27100 Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Featuring more than 20 of Oregon’s finest wineries, distilleries and breweries. Free ad- mission; 21-and-over. 1-800-760-7977. MONDAY, MARCH 30 • Central Lions Club — Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150. • Willamette Valley New Horizons Orchestra — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central High School (music room), 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Local orchestra for beginning through inter- mediate musicians. Meets every Monday. Players of all levels welcome. $25 monthly fee to cover expenses. 503-838-4884. TUESDAY, MARCH 31 • James2 Community Kitchen Meal — 4:30 to 6 p.m., St. Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 • Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank — 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541- 404-6517. • Scrabble With Betty — 1 p.m., Independence Public Li- brary, 175 Monmouth St., Independence. Scrabble games first Wednesday of every month. Free; refreshments and prizes avail- able. 503-551-7687 or 503-838-1811. • Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank — 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634. • Yarning for Others — 3 to 5 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Knitters and crocheters gather to make clothing and accessories for those in need on the first Wednesday of every month. 503-689-7222. 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